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Special Exhibition

Fighting Viruses – Innovations to Safeguard Our Health

Exhibition Period: From Now until 3 February 2021 (Wednesday)

In 2019, the emergence of a novel coronavirus caused an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Since then, COVID-19 has been spreading throughout the world at an amazing speed and has been responsible for millions of infections globally, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a global pandemic due to the spread of the infection.

In general, coronaviruses cause widespread respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous system diseases in humans and other animals. They are capable of adapting to new environments through mutation and genetic recombination. Therefore, public health threats from coronaviruses are constant and long-term. Understanding the virology of coronaviruses, controlling their spread and developing effective therapies and vaccines have important implications for global health and economic stability.

This exhibition provides visitors with a general introduction to coronaviruses, the science behind COVID-19, antiviral treatments and preventive vaccines, as well as examples of research projects and innovations from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology related to fighting COVID-19 from the aspects of prevention, mitigation and treatment.

Venue: 2/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Admission Fee: No extra fee is required for museum visitors of Permanent Exhibitions

Presented by the Leisure and Culture Services Department
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


An overview of the Exhibition<br><br>
An overview of the Exhibition

An overview of the Exhibition<br><br>
An overview of the Exhibition

Disinfectant products<br><br>
Disinfectant products

Disposable Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) electronic wristband<br><br>
Disposable Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) electronic wristband

Quick detection of coronavirus in 40 minutes
Quick detection of coronavirus in 40 minutes
Thermal Energy Challenge
Thermal Energy Challenge


 

Last Modified: 14-09-2020

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